This dance

             When did you choreograph this dance, 
                      the dance you do so well? 
         This dance of yes, no     no, yes     no-yes-no,  
    Maybe now, maybe later,     maybeneverever, perhaps.
                           I watch you dance
                      and get an instant squint. 

               How did you choreograph this dance, 
                      the dance you do so well? 
        This dance of yes, no     no, yes     no-yes-no,  
    Maybe now, maybe later,     maybeneverever, perhaps.
                           I watch you dance
                   and think your feet must hurt.

              &nnbsp;    Now let me tell you something:
                 you will never find suitable music
                 for this dance you now do so well.
              Rehearse in my presence if you will but
                you will never perform it on stage,
                   no audience will pay to see it.

 

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